Princeton students can explore summer employment/internship opportunities abroad through the following programs on campus:
German Summer Work Program
For students with German language skills, the German Summer Work Program (SWP) offers internships in Germany that emphasize cultural exchange and language immersion. Sophomores and juniors who are proficient in German may apply. SWP is funded by the Department of German. For more information, please visit the SWP website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prefecture of Ishikawa, Japan, offers four to five paid internships annually in major companies located in the region. Eligibility is limited to students who have attended the Princeton in Ishikawa Japanese Language program in a previous summer. For further information about the program, contact Yukari Tokumasu, East Asian Studies, 211 Jones Hall, PII@princeton.edu.
Princeton in Asia (PiA)
Princeton in Asia offers summer internships in Asia in the fields of education, environmentalism, journalism, and business. Recent summer positions have been located in China, India, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition, PIA sponsors Summer of Service (SOS), an immersion program in rural Hunan Province populated by Tu and Miao minorities. Interns run an innovative English language program at a university in Jishou City, teaching English, running extracurricular programming, and getting involved with the community. The school provides room and board, a basic living stipend, as well as classes in Chinese language and cultural activities. PIA internships are open to freshmen (yes, freshmen!), sophomores, and juniors. For more information about PIA internships and Summer of Service, contact Princeton in Asia, 194 Nassau Street, Suite 212 (above Wachovia Bank), 8-3657, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS)
Princeton Internships in Civic Service is a summer internship initiative, founded and supported by alumni, that places students, mentored by Princeton alumni, in substantive internships in non-profit organizations. While most of the internships are domestic, there are typically several international opportunities available each summer. Students work in issue areas ranging from group advocacy, legal services, public policy, health and social services, community development, to education, sustainability and the environment, and the arts. Administered by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, PICS was established by the Class of 1969 Community Service Fund and is funded as well by the community service funds from other alumni classes, regional associations, and individual alumni from a number of other classes. Each of the 60-80 internships available each summer is created exclusively for a Princeton student, and the goal is to provide an educationally enriching experience for the intern.
Stanley J. Seeger Fellowships
The Program in Hellenic Studies offers a limited number of Stanley J. Seeger Fellowships for Princeton undergraduate students whose work would benefit from summer travel in Greece, Cyprus, or other Mediterranean countries relevant to the study of Classical, Byzantine, or Modern Greece. Undergraduate students from all departments are welcome to apply. A wide range of opportunities is available: summer study programs, archaeological work, independent research and travel, modern Greek language courses, senior-thesis-related work, creative projects in the arts, summer employment, internships, etc. Knowledge of modern Greek is helpful but not required. Interested students should contact Toni Hackett, Office Coordinator, Program in Hellenic Studies, Scheide Caldwell House, Room 106, (609) 258-7588, email@example.com.